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This listing from a smoke free home is for a 4X signed CGC 9.8 NM/MT Signature Series copy of the dramatically-more-rare Newsstand Edition version of Amazing Spider-Man #700, Marvel Comics, 2/2013. A mega-KEY issue featuring the "death" of Peter Parker, and one of the most interesting Amazing Spider-Man covers of all time, a Garcin "collage" cover that is so unique that it should go down in history as a modern classic cover in my opinion!
This copy achieved the coveted 9.8 (NM/MT) grade tier, with perfect WHITE pages, and has been QUADRUPLE-SIGNED under the Signature Series by DAN SLOTT, HUMBERTO RAMOS, GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI, and the late great legendary STAN LEE! The signatures are all in matching black sharpie — please scroll through the attached pictures, I've included a close-up picture of the signature area.
Among the countless gifts Stan Lee gave to collectors was how he embraced the CGC Signature Series, creating a unique class of books for us where the Yellow Label signifies his autograph of the book was witnessed by CGCbefore being immediately taken into their possession and encapsulated, for permanent signature authentication... and then with Yellow Label copies counted distinctly among each census entry.As of December 2018 the CGC census shows a grand total of just 1685 collage-cover Signature Series copies of this issue number!
Think about how low this number is, if we were talking about a printed comic book variant of this issue number called the "Stan Lee CGC Signature Series" variant... any variant with that kind of minuscule print run would be considered unbelievably rare. Well, due to the fact that CGC labels Signature Series books distinctly and also countsthese Signature Series copies distinctly, we can indeedthink of Stan Lee CGC Signature Series books of each issue almost as a variant of sortsfor any given issue in thata now-fixed limited number exist signed by Stan Lee, with a maximum count that can be looked up issue by issue on the census....
And in actuality, those 1685 copies are further divided into DIRECT EDITION vs. NEWSSTAND copies, where the direct editions are dramatically more prevalent, and the newsstand copies are far more scarce — in fact, industry insider Chuck Rozanski estimates the 2013 Marvel newsstand sales ratio at 1% or 1:100! So owning a Stan Lee CGC SS NEWSSTAND copy is the most rare play!
On page 178 of Overstreet #48, Steve Ricketts of CBCS discusses Newsstand comics and states that CBCS has "seized the reins on this niche of the hobby, by being the only grading service to identify Newsstand and Direct Edition copies in the variant field of the label." He goes on to say, "As years progressed, Newsstand copies became more and more scarce, with the Newsstand copies of some comics being incredibly hard to find. The hobby will start to learn about the scarcity of each issue in the coming years. More information is better for everyone, especially involving something that was hiding right under our very noses."
Hopefully CGC will one day follow in CBCS's lead in "breaking out" newsstand copies broadly, but as of today newsstand copies of ASM #700 are not differentiated on census by CGC, they are instead lumped together with direct editions (so that 1685 number from earlier is the number inclusive of both types). Even though CGC currently fails to tell them apart however, in-the-know collectors can very easily tell the more-rare newsstand copies apart from their prevalent direct edition counter-parts for ourselves by looking at the UPC code box: newsstand copies of ASM #700 SAY NEWSSTAND on them, while direct edition copies SAY DIRECT EDITION on them instead: so the publisher has marked them differently and thus collectors should treat them differently (just as CBCS has started to treat them differently)!
Here's an opportunity for you to own a STAN LEE CGC SS NM/MT NEWSSTAND 9.8 copy of Amazing Spider-Man #700! Offered at sale! offer NOW!!
USA: Free Media Mail shipping, or $9 Priority Mail (recommended). For international buyers, I have checked the box to participate in 's Global Shipping Program. I have 15 years of experience selling comics on and always take great care to package rare comics well for shipment — my assumption when packing, is that the box will be dropped on its corner by a postal worker, and therefore needs to be protected accordingly. I am a collector like you and I've received my fair (unfair) share of cracked cases. So rest assured, great care will be taken to see that the comic will reach you safely; some of my positive response responses include these comments: "The Best Packing I've Ever Seen", "Fast international shipping, bomb-proof packaging", "Lightning fast! Book very well packed, could have survived nuclear attack!"
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